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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
10455 Dawson Drive
Lafayette, CO 80503
Telephone
(303) 665-6679

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Dawson School

Every day our Dawson School community demonstrates a lot of pride: From our kindergarteners to our 12th graders, we work, strive, play, and create, so we can live up to our commitment to being the best school in Boulder. It takes all of us at school and parents, too, to make this community the best it can be. Find out more about Dawson's educational and life-building opportunities by browsing our website.

While on our website, I hope that you are able to discover many of the characteristics that make Dawson a unique and challenging educational environment. Whether one’s interests lie in specific academic disciplines, global perspectives, experiential education, athletics, technology, the arts, engineering, or myriad other areas, Dawson provides opportunities for each student to specialize and to reach his or her individual potential while also developing skills that will allow all of our students to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex world.

Dawson School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
24 responses
Average ACT
31
31 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Athletic Events
    24%
  • Class trips & Winterim trips
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Winter Carnival
    18%
  • Homecoming/ Prom
    12%
  • School Play
    12%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    530
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.Take our survey
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $75,669
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,334
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $423,500
    National
    $184,700

    Dawson School Reviews

    24 reviews
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    I love the close-knit community at Dawson. Every students knows one another and are friendly towards one another. The teachers also have great relationships with the students. The greatest attraction, however, is the academics. Dawson is a preparatory school and is very good at preparing its students for college and life beyond high school. Overall, it is a great school.
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    Great school with amazing academics! The classes are great because the students get to have a much better bond with their teacher.
    My kids began here in Kindergarten; now in grades 8 and 10, I see Dawson has helped them in becoming amazing people, discovering new passions, and being so equipped for their best future - college and onward. We love the combination of forward-thinking education plus great relationships with the excellent teachers.